Fonda to Sell 'Easy Rider' Loot

Items from iconic Western up for grabs
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Sep 16, 2007 2:57 PM CDT
Actor Peter Fonda arrives at the 9th annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fonda is auctioning off some of his memorabilia from "Easy Rider," including...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Peter Fonda is auctioning off a stash of memorabilia from Easy Rider that he's held onto since the movie's 1969 release. The producer, co-writer, and co-star of the trailblazing film "decided it was time to share some of his treasures." The crown jewel is the American flag from the jacket he wore in the film.

The flag is worth an estimated $50,000, AP reports. But there are more affordable items like Fonda's gold record of the soundtrack. His Easy Rider Rolex will also go on sale, but it's not the watch he smashes in the film. "There was no way Peter was going to risk damaging the watch," the catalog says, so they used a fake.